Artists’ Books

Artists’ books have the potential to combine images and writing with sculpture in unique and exciting ways. Created as art objects, they differ from journals and scrapbooks while remaining a form of personal expression. We will use the accordion and concertina book forms as a way of exploring concepts crucial to artists’ books: the composition of the book as a whole; matching structure, content, and materials; pacing and rhythm; sequencing; and considering the viewer. We will also play with ways of altering personal photographs to make them more universal. The end product will be a uniquely personal reflection, with images and text, made tangible in the artists’ book form.